noun Pathology.

1765–75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to vari(ola) variola + -cella diminutive suffix

varicellar, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
varicella (ˌværɪˈsɛlə)
the technical name for chickenpox
[C18: New Latin, irregular diminutive of variola]

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varicella var·i·cel·la (vār'ĭ-sěl'ə)
See chickenpox.

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varicella   (vār'ĭ-sěl'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
See chickenpox.
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Example sentences
All patients with varicella, including adults, should have their nails trimmed short.
Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Certain people should not receive the varicella vaccine.
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